Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Encore Park in Alpharetta 404.249.6400
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre has quickly become the entertainment destination for music lovers across the region. Set on 45 acres of beautifully-landscaped wooded land in Alpharetta, the 12,000-seat Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park provides a unique setting. 2015 summer line-up includes: R5 (July 10); Barenaked Ladies (July 12), Rod Stewart (July 15) and O.A.R. (August 25).
4469 Stella Dr. NW. 404.733.5012
Chastain Amphitheatre is one of the great outdoor concert venues in the country. It is an ideal setting to combine dining al fresco with a diverse range of musical talent. Among the top performances for the 2015: Idina Menzel (July 24); Keith Sweat (July 25) and the Gypsy Kings (August 14)
Frederick Brown Amphitheatre
201 McIntosh Trail Peachtree City 770.631.0630
Located in Peachtree City, “The Fred” offers a unique and intimate concert experience. It has established itself as one of the leading outdoor entertainment venues in the metro area. Anticipated shows this summer include: KC and the Sunshine Band (July 11); Queen Nation (July 24); Peter Frampton & Cheap Trick (August 15).
Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
2002 Lakewood Way 404.443.5000
Atlanta’s largest dedicated concert venue in the Southeast. Superior sound reproduction advanced lighting capabilities and clear, unrestricted sightlines make Aaron’s Amphitheatre the favorite summer concert site for the avid music fan. Some of their hotly anticipated upcoming shows include: Vans Warped Tour (July 24); Fall Out Boy (July 30); Mayhem Festival (August 15) and Lil Wayne (August 31).
Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre
5239 Floyd Rd, Mableton 770.819.7765
Located in south Cobb County, Mable House Amphitheatre seats 2,400 people for everything from country to rock to plays to symphony orchestra performances. This year they are offering a free summer of Candlelight Concerts that start at 8pm. Check website for details.
100 Centennial Park 404.584.7825
Home to the Hawks, Atlanta’s largest indoor entertainment venue also showcases some great concerts. Highly anticipated concerts this year include: Shania Twain (August 1) and Motley Crue (August 30).
The Fox Theatre
660 Peachtree St. 404.817.8700
The city’s oldest and most revered venue is best known for its theatrical performances. However they do house musical acts from time to time and many say it is among the best concert atmospheres they have experienced. Upcoming concerts include: My Morning Jacket (August 7) and Culture Club (August 12).
Cobb Energy Center
2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy 770.916.2800
The Cobb Energy Centre is a premier venue for Broadway shows, ballet, concerts, opera, family performances and events. Check out Fifth Harmony (July 20).
The Arena at Gwinnett
6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy. 770.813.7600
As part of the 80 acre Gwinnett Center campus, The Arena is a state of the art 13,000 seat facility. It boasts widened seats, a high-end sound system along with acoustical enhancements and versatile lighting. Check out Marco Antonio Solis & Camila (August 22).
695 North Ave. NE 404.577.8178
Masquerade offers three rooms for indoor concerts along with outdoor concerts in their Music Park. Featured shows include: Hollywood Ending (July 10); Guttermouth (July 13) and Jesse Malin (July 22).
152 Luckie Street 404.659.9022
This turn of the century church turned concert venue attracts some of the biggest national acts. Check out Rob Bell (July 16); Iron 7 Wine (July 20) and Brandon Flowers (August 17).
1374 W. Peachtree St. 404.885.1365
This multi-level music complex houses Center Stage, The Loft and Vinyl. Center Stage is the largest of the three and books national acts including: Bilal (July 18); The Vamps (July 24) and MGK (July 30).
1099 Euclid Ave. L5pts 404.521.1786
This is Little Five Points’ largest music venue, but it can also be one of its most intimate. The Variety has great acoustics and sound combined with an eclectic mix of artists. Shows this summer include: Kate Pierson (July 17); Leon russel (July 19) and Kristian Bush (August 1).
488 Flat Shoals Ave. 404.522.3950
An East Atlanta institution for great live music. Anything and everything can be heard at The Earl and the crowd varies with the bands. National acts and the best of the emerging Atlanta music scene grace the stage nightly to packed crowds. In July catch: Dick Diver (July 11); Mudcat (July 25) and Adron (July 31).
Smith’s Olde Bar
1578 Piedmont Ave 404.875.1522
Expect to see the best national, regional, and upcoming acts while enjoying the laid-back, intimate atmosphere. Check out Rick Gunn (July 9); Eric Dodd (July 17) and Sam Holt Band (July 18).
2075 Market St. 678-473-1000
Duluth complex is one of the largest country-music dance club and concert halls in the country. They are renovating this summer and have limited shows.
Decatur Square. 404.377.4976
Decatur’s most prominent music venue was made famous by the frequent appearances by the Indigo Girls and they still offer some great acts. Upcoming performers: Eliot Bronson (July 17); Allgood and the Bitter Roots (July 18); Jay Brannon (July 22).
Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
1811 Piedmont Rd. 404.607.1622
You like ribs? You like the blues? You can get both seven nights a week. Live music begins at 8pm and come often, because you never know what blues legend is going to stop bye. Coming up in July is Atlanta Boogie (July 17); Cody Matlock (July 24) and Beverly Watkins (July 31).
437 Moreland Ave. 404.681.9018
This Little Five Points music cathedral keeps packing them in. The Elvis Shrine is still alive and well. Upcoming July shows include: Nine Pound Hammer (July 11); Thelma and the Sleaze (July 18).
2715 Buford Hwy. 770.240.6377
Iris is Atlanta’s biggest EDM showcase. Check out these shows: DJ Icey (July 4) and Nina Las Vegas & SPL ESP101(July 11).
1058 Howell Mill Rd. 404.874.8745
Legendary blues and barbecue keeps them coming to the Westside. Regular acts include: Ike Stubblefield (July 11) and Stonny Brooks (July 17).
529 Flat Shoals Ave 404.228.6769
This popular East Atlanta venue has been attracting a large following. Highlighted shows in July include: PLS PLS (July 17) and I Want Whiskey (July 30).
The Georgia 120 Tavern
1440 Roswell Rd. 770.509.3320
Formerly operating as Sidelines, sports have given way to live music. Upcoming shows include: All or Nothin’ (July 25) and Project: Roenwolfe (August 8).
3110 Roswell Rd. 404.843.2825
Embracing the deep musical heritage of Georgia and the Southeast, The Buckhead Theatre has been the site of sold-out shows of every musical genre, rock, country, hip hop alternative, and more. Upcoming shows include: Stephen Stills (July 18); Aquarium Rescue Unit (August 7); Kacey Musgraves (August 27).
3110 Roswell Rd. 770.293.0080
Located on Marietta Square, The Strand served as a major motion picture house in 1935. Over the years it has undergone many transformations and reopened in 2009. Checkout Motown Sounds in July.
887 West Marietta St. 404.876-5566
Terminal West is a 7,000 square feet music and special events venue in historic west midtown of Atlanta at the King Plow Arts Center. Upcoming acts include: Jelly Roll (July 11) and Salva (July 17).
816 N. Highland Avenue 404.873.3607
The 10 High is located directly below the Dark Horse Tavern in the heart of the Virginia Highlands neighborhood. The venue is a favorite spot for local music lovers and bands as well. Friday, Saturday and Tuesday nights feature live band karaoke with Metalsome Inc.
828 North Highland Ave. 404.873.25.83
Iconic blues joint in Virginia Highland. Featured acts coming soon include: Selwyn Birchwood (July 18); Eddie Shaw & The Wolfgang (July 31).
The Drunken Unicorn
736 Ponce de Leon Ave.
The Drunken Unicorn is a live music venue located below Friends on Ponce. This month check out: The Pine Box Boys (July 6); Twin Trances (July 10) and Marriages (July 31).